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22 August 2017 01:47 (South Africa)

Belgian separatists dominate the elections

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

The Flemist separatist N-VA party topped the polls in Sunday's elections. The party was far short of an outright majority though, which will mean a long summer of negotiations, as a new government isn't expected to be formed before September. The N-VA ran on a divisive platform, calling for Belgium to split along linguistic lines. Flemish-speaking Flanders generally like this proposal, although the French-speaking Walloons aren't so happy about it.  Financial Times

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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